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Does fitness offset fatness?

Updated: July 01, 2008

Does fitness offset fatness?

Exercise is great at any weight, but it doesn't erase the health effects of carrying too many pounds.

Far too few of us are active and lean, the ideal combination for staving off heart disease and a variety of other chronic conditions. These days, most adults are overweight, inactive, or both. If you could be just one — active or lean — which would be better?

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